Mystics complete 2021 ANZ Premiership team
The Northern Mystics have confirmed their 2021 ANZ Premiership playing roster for next year with an exciting local flavour amongst the team.
The return of Elisapeta Toeava, Tayla Earle, Grace Nweke, Saviour Tui and Sulu Fitzpatrick, provides the opportunity to build on the connections made in a successful, but disrupted 2020 season.
Current Silver Ferns Bailey Mes and Michaela Sokolich-Beatson will be welcomed back on court after season ending injuries, to provide a greater depth of experience to the 2021 team.
Northern Mystics CEO, Phil Vyver is delighted to retain a stable roster that has shown exciting promise over the past two years of the ANZ Premiership.
"The strategy for 2021 continues to be stability within the team, combined with investing in the diversity of talent coming through the Northern Zone. Many of the 2021 playing roster are athletes who have been developed through our local netball centres and transitioned into high performance successfully," he said
Making a return to the Northern Mystics is 2017 NZ Under 21 World Cup winner and experienced midcourter Fa’amu Ioane.
The Mystics also welcome former Silver Fern Development Squad member Kate Burley to the Mystics as a fully contracted player for the first time.
There is also a new, but familiar face in the Northern Mystics for 2021, which includes local Waitakere Netball player Filda Vui. After playing in the Beko Netball League for the Northern Marvels, 24-year-old Vui has showed promise and poise when she took the court for the Mystics this season.
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